Trouble hoking up wired computer to Linksys router
Posted on 2006-06-22
We are having trouble hooking up a computer to a Linksys router.
It is a wireless B router that can also handle (4) wired computers. The wireless part is working fine. But, we need to hook up one computer very far away. We have decided to hard-wire. Wondering if there is a maximum length of this ethernet cable-or if there should be a signal booster involved.
The ethernet cable is about 250' long and is run outside the building. We purchased indoor/outdoor ethernet cable (4 twisted pairs) and have an 80' section burried in a sealed pipe. There has been no rain and all connection testing was done after dark, so I don't think heat or water is an issue-yet.
Do we need to put a booster on this device? I called linksys who claims that the device can handle over 500' of cable but I am suspicious.
If this configuration is OK, then we may simply have cable problems.
What do you think?